Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and would first like to say.."Thanks for welcoming me"! I'll get right to it. I purchased a 'new Anchor 950' Kerosene pressure lamp (http://www.majorsurplus.com/Nickel-Plated-Steel-Kerosene-Hurricane-Lantern-P16698.aspx) and received it a couple days ago and just now started to check it out and all. Well I followed the instructions that came with it, exactly. I had no success on getting it started. First off, I assembled everything correctly and I am using the correct fuel, Kerosene. Second, when I start to pump the needle in the supplied 'manometer' does not move at all and when pumping, I can feel that, there appears to be very little or no resistance at all? But there is pressure building up in the tank because when I pull down on the lever of the 'Ignition Device' as it's known, and put a match to the opening of it, it lights like a small torch and flares upwards to the mantle. While that is going on the mantle burns I slowly (as instructed) turn the 'Wheel'as it's called (starting at the 12 O'clock position) either left or right then slowly all the way down (to the 6 O'clock position, as instructed) and I can hear hissing and it looks like it wants to light but the only thing that happens is the mantle looks like it wants to light and top of the lantern starts to flare up with flames! I tried this several times and always with the same results so obviously either I am not doing something right or it really is a defective product? I know that there are no leaks in pressure coming from anywhere on the lamp itself? Can anyone tell me if the "Red Wheel" that allows the mixure of fuel and air, turns freely without stopping? It appears as though it just turns either way, left or right? Also even though the 'Manometer' appears to not function at all, could this be just one of the causes to the problem as well (I think not?). I know, I know, you get what you pay for, it's Chinese made, etc. but I really feel that it will work and the lamp is not defected, it's brand new out of the box. I really want to keep it and use it. Anyway any and all help, assistance, suggestions, etc. is greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone for your time and response and my apologies for the long sad story but I am trying to be specific on all that was done.